Female High School Students Invited to Explore Career Paths within the Fire Service

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RICHMOND HILL – Applications are now open for this year’s Project Blaze – a fully involved fire service experience run by Richmond Hill’s Fire and Emergency Services for female-identifying students in Grades 10-12.

The three-day event offers students an opportunity to see how their skills and interests can propel them into an exciting career in firefighting, dispatching, investigations and inspections, public education and more.

In order to participate, applicants must:

  • Identify as female, live in Richmond Hill and be enrolled in Grades 10-12
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be able to supply your own CSA safety footwear (all other personal protective gear is supplied)
  • Be committed to attend all Project Blaze activities for the full duration of the program

Participants will get to see all areas of fire service, have a chance to interact with staff and try their hand at firefighting duties, including search and rescue, climbing ladders, operating fire hydrants, conducting fire inspections, experiencing emergency dispatch work and public education.

Applications are due June 9 by 5 p.m. Learn more and apply today at RichmondHill.ca/ProjectBlaze.